Excessive Heat Warning extended through Thursday

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Hot temperatures continue to dominate the weather headlines in the Valley of the Sun as a ridge of high pressure remains in control of the area.

Monday afternoon, Phoenix Sky Harbor saw a high temperature of 110. This tied a record set back in 2006. The average high for this time of the year is 100.

The National Weather Service extended Excessive Heat Warnings for the Phoenix-metro area, Maricopa and Pinal counties through Thursday evening. Southeastern Arizona has these warnings in effect through Tuesday evening. Temperatures are expected to range from 108 to 111 each afternoon during this time frame.

A dry airflow from the southwest will keep humidity very low during this time. We’re also seeing gusty winds across northern Arizona. Red Flag Warnings are in effect through Tuesday for parts of the high country.

For Tuesday morning in Phoenix, look for a low of 80, with a high of 108 Tuesday afternoon and 109 both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Temperatures are expected to drop a couple of degrees at the end of the week and into the weekend.